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Active during the day, vocalizations include chirps and booms, with communication via facial expressions, tail positioning and head jerks as well.
Ripe fruit is a favorite, which they store in large cheek pouches.
Western Africa, including Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ghana
As this is a common species and widespread, there are not thought to be major threats to its survival, although it is believed to sometimes be hunted for meat.
- This species has excellent color vision and has been known to blush when excited.
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, Cercopithecidae, Cercopithecinae
Place of Birth
About 9 lbs.
Brownish-gold, with dark face and white belly. White marking on nose.